Definition of shock absorber
: any of several devices for absorbing the energy of sudden impulses or shocks in machinery or structures
Examples of shock absorber in a sentence
The car needs new shock absorbers.
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SHOCK ABSORBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shock absorber for English Language Learners
: a device that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of traveling on a rough surface
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